“THE NIGHTMARISH LOVE STORY BEHIND CLIVE BARKER’S CANDYMAN” And More! #WeirdDarkness

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Help spread the darkness Vote Up This Episode at https weirddarkness tiny us mvjsnkbz you can vote up to 3X per day Find Weird Darkness in your favorite podcast app at https weirddarkness com listen PLEASE SHARE Weird Darkness with someone who loves paranormal stories true crime monsters or unsolved mysteries like you do Recommending Weird Darkness to others helps make it possible for me to keep doing the show IN THIS EPISODE If you look in a mirror and say his name five times he will appear behind you complete with a hook for a hand covered in blood because his hand has been cut off Isn t that romantic No Well Clive Barker s 1992 horror cult classic Candyman actually began as a real-life love story So how did it turn so gruesome and terrifying The Nightmarish Love Story Behind Horror s Candyman The Enfield Poltergeist has become infamous thanks to Ed and Lorraine Warren and The Conjuring films That took place in a house in Brimsdown Enfield London England But on the other side of the pond there is an Enfield Illinois Not as well known as the one in England of course but they still have a horror in their past One that took place four years before the Enfield incident in London about a terrifying creature that locals who were alive at the time still get goosebumps talking about The Horror of the Enfield Illinois Monster Complex family dynamics and an infatuated businessman ended in a murder that was covered up and remained hidden for three decades buried in the grounds of the house at 10324 Canyon Road A Dark Secret Leads To a Death On Canyon Road One girl decided to go by the name of Lila because her true name was Delilah but she didn t want to be associated with that harlot in the Bible The stories behind how people get nicknames can often be fascinating So how do you supposed Margaret Dickson got tagged with the nickname of Half Hangit Maggie Half Hangit Maggie The search for intelligent life in the universe has been a goal for decades with everyone from NASA to SETI to backyard Ufologists looking to the skies listening to various radio waves hoping to catch just a glimpse at least a hint of what we hope to find But could it be that we re looking in the wrong place Perhaps the extraterrestrial intelligence the more advanced life we seek to make contact with is not out there somewhere but it is here somewhere already on Earth There Might Be Intelligent Life On Earth After All Too often we are let down by those whom we look up to and that goes doubly so for those in religious authority How many well-known religious figures have toppled over after being exalted on high by the followers they so skillfully misled Jim Bakker Robert Tilton Ted Haggard Jimmy Swaggart but none compare to Major Thomas Weir a strict Presbyterian known for his powerful prayers earning him a reputation for being one of the most saintly men of his time But then he made a confession so outlandish so ghastly and profane they executed him Confession of a Warlock SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS The Nightmarish Love Story Behind Horror s Candyman by Linda Meyers for Graveyard Shift https weirddarkness tiny us m2jehmrs music from Candyman soundtrack by Philip GlassThe Horror of the Enfield Illinois Monster by April A Taylor for Ranker https weirddarkness tiny us 3ec4bpfh A Dark Secret Leads To a Death On Canyon Road by Fiona Guy for Crime Traveller https weirddarkness tiny us knmaee7e Half Hangit Maggie by Suzie at Digging Up 1800 https weirddarkness tiny us m438c37r There Might Be Intelligent Life On Earth After All from Earth Chronicles https weirddarkness tiny us 3sehpz6wConfession of a Warlock from Esoterx com https weirddarkness tiny us 3u4tdup6 Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library Background music provided by Alibi Music Library EpidemicSound and or StoryBlocks with paid license Music from Shadows Symphony https tinyurl com yyrv987t Midnight Syndicate http amzn to 2BYCoXZ Kevin MacLeod https tinyurl com y2v7fgbu Tony Longworth https tinyurl com y2nhnbt7 and Nicolas Gasparini https tinyurl com lnqpfs8 is used with permission of the artists Over time links seen above may become invalid disappear or have different content I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story or if a credit is incorrect please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness John 12 46WeirdDarkness – is a production and trademark of Marlar House Productions 2023 Weird Darkness TRANSCRIPT https weirddarkness com archives 14297Click here to visit this podcast episode